Masters Coach Certification level 3 - Chicago

USMS is offering a Level 3 Certification Clinic September 19th at the Sheridan Lisle Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle IL.    For more clinic information go to
ILMSA is offering five (5) $100 scholarships for this Level 3 coach certification to qualified ILMSA coaches.  If you are interested in a scholarship, please contact Art Vallettee, at for more information.

State Meet Bids!

ILMSA is soliciting bids for its Spring Championship meet for both Spring 2016 and Spring 2017.  Bids for either or both years are permitted.
Hosting the ILMSA Championship Meet is financially rewarding to the meet host.  Meet hosts' average profits from the last four years, before pool rental and timer expenses, exceeds $22,000!
Even if your club does not have the desire or facility to host the Championship meet, we encourage you to reach out to local age group and high school swim programs, colleges and YMCA's to FYI them on the opportunity.  After all, wouldn't you prefer the Championship meet in your own back yard than somewhere else?

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ILMSA Swimmers Take On USMS Summer Nationals

36 Masters swimmers from Illinois participated in the U.S. Masters Swimming Summer National Championship at SPIRE Institute, a long-course Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in Geneva, Ohio, from August 6-9.  In all, 963 Masters swimmers, representing 173 local clubs and 20 regional clubs, competed.

Despite the roust level of competition, Illinois Masters swimmers made their presence known.  Five Illinois swimmers earned an amazing 15 National Championships:

Swim A Marathon this Summer!

What better way to stay fit than to swim a marathon over the summer?  

It’s easy—well sort of…
Starting June 1, 2015 count up yards, meters, miles, etc., and swim enough to equal 26.2 miles.

Download and fill out the log and registration forms.
Send in a check for $5.00 ILMSA members and $10.00 for other USMS members.  
Receive recognition on  
Have fun and stay fit! 

Registration and yardage log

ILMSA Board Phone Meeting

Date: Second Monday of every month.
Time: 7:30 PM CST
Phone Number: 559-726-1200
Access Code: 933047

Members are allowed to participate, please permit everyone to have their full say before proceeding.
Announce your name to begin a question or comment.  Only Board members are allowed to vote.

Adult Learn to Swim - Illinois

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the Adult Learn to Swim - Illinois program took on it's first clients at Northside College Prep High School in Chicago. Both participants, Raul and Erika, are parents of swim team members. Kevin and Susan Scanlan acted as instructors with Robert Zeitner observing. Their lessons lasted an hour and each person made progress. Raul, who had been afraid to go in the deep end, managed to swim four lengths across the pool. Erika, who had trouble coordinating breathing with her stroke, was able to complete complete several stroke cycles with correct breathing timing.

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